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Innovation And Competitiveness of Small And Medium Enterprises

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ISBN: 9788178358345    Publisher: Kalpaz Publications Year of publishing: 2010     Format:  Hardback No of Pages: 342        Language: English
Description About The Author:- Dr. L. Rathakrishnan is an Associate Professor at Gandhigram Rural University, Gandhigram since 2006. He has specialised in Rural Industries and Management, Human Resource...Read more
Description About The Author:- Dr. L. Rathakrishnan is an Associate Professor at Gandhigram Rural University, Gandhigram since 2006. He has specialised in Rural Industries and Management, Human Resource Management, Environment and Resource Economics. He has published 57 papers in the above areas in refereed journals and edited books. To his credit, he has edited two books, organised national Seminars, workshop and symposium. He is rank holder at Gandhigram Rural University, Gandhigram and earned first Ph.D. degree from the Department of Economics, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry. He served two years at French Institute of Pondicherry as an Economist and subsequently worked at Pondicherry University for more than seven years teaching economics and environmental studies. He has also served in ODA-NABARD projects, UGC and ICSSR projects in varies capacities. He is a member in 11 professional bodies and serving as N.S.S. programme officer at Gandhigram Rural University, Gandhigram. He was the recipient of UGC -JRF (NET) fellowship to pursuer Ph.D. Programme and was awarded World Bank Fellowship for his Post Doctoral Research (PDR) at London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom. He was conferred with honorary fellowship (F.S.E.Sc.) from the Society for Environmental Sciences, India. He is also serving as and external examiner for various Universities of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Pondicherry.Contents:- Foreword • Preface • Acknowledgements • List of Contributors • Abbreviations • PART I: INNOVATION AND PATENT RIGHTS • Innovation in Small and Medium Enterprises • Innovation and Research in Small and Medium Enterprises • Innovative Waste Management: A Case of Agro Based Industry • Quality Circle in Small and Medium Enterprises • Quality Management Systems in Dairy Industry • Total Quality Management in Facilitating Effective Performance of Small and Medium Enterprises • Role and Relevance of Private Branding in Small and Medium Enterprises • Patent Rights for Invention : National and International Trade Fair and Missions • WTO on Small and Medium Enterprises with Special Reference to Patenting Rights • PART II: TECHNOLOGY INTERVENTION FOR ENHANCING COMPETITIVENESS • Technology Revolution: Is it a Boon or Bane for Small and Medium Enterprise Development • Building ICT Capabilities for Enhancing Competitiveness of Indian SMEs - Issues, Practices and Lesson • Promotion of Small and Medium Enterprises in the Information Technology Sector: Venture Capital Schemes • Internet Trading and Small and Medium Enterprises • E-Commerce and Small Enterprises • PART: III: STRATEGIES FOR SMES SUSTAINABILITY • Industrial Clusters for Encountering Challenges of Globalisation in Small Scale Sector • Managing Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises: Thanjavur Art Plate Cluster • Cluster Approach in Small and Medium Enterprises in Tirupur, Tamil Nadu • Lock and Iron Safety Box Manufacturing Units in Dindigul District, Tamil Nadu: An Appraisal of the Cluster • Strategies to Enhance Competitiveness of SMEs • Value Added Services in Health Care Industry : A Tool to Overcome Competition • Index.About The Book:- "Innovation And Competitiveness Of Small And Medium Enterprises" Is The Collection Of 20 Research Papers, Contributed By Eminent Personalities In This Field. The Book Presents Smes Innovation And Patent Rights, Technology Intervention For Enhancing Competitiveness And Strategies To Be Adopted To Face Global Competition. The Book Covers Very Broad Areas, Namely Smes On Innovation, Wto, Patent Rights, Private Branding, Waste Management Practices, Total Quality Management, Technology Intervention - Ict, Internet Trading, E-Commerce And Case Studies Related To Few Selected Industrial Clusters. The Edited Volume Brings Out The Multifarious Facets Of Smes Involvement In Innovation And Strategies Adopted To Cope With Changing Dynamism Of Globalisation. The Smes Are Fully Geared To Face New Challenges And Are Also Ready To Accept The Opportunities Available To Them. The Collected Volume Also Teaches Us That Smes Are Less Dependent On External Sources, Including Government Aid, But, Significantly Contribute To The Economy To Grow And Flourish. As Such, Smes Dynamism, Innovation, Technological Upgradation Are Discussed In This Volume. The Book May Act As A Source Of Reference To The Researchers, Academicians, And Smes Themselves, On Various Issues That Affect The Growth Prospects Of Smes Under Globalised Regime., About The Author:- Dr. L. Rathakrishnan Is An Associate Professor At Gandhigram Rural University, Gandhigram Since 2006. He Has Specialised In Rural Industries And Management, Human Resource Management, Environment And Resource Economics. He Has Published 57 Papers In The Above Areas In Refereed Journals And Edited Books. To His Credit, He Has Edited Two Books, Organised National Seminars, Workshop And Symposium. He Is Rank Holder At Gandhigram Rural University, Gandhigram And Earned First Ph.D. Degree From The Department Of Economics, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry. He Served Two Years At French Institute Of Pondicherry As An Economist And Subsequently Worked At Pondicherry University For More Than Seven Years Teaching Economics And Environmental Studies. He Has Also Served In Oda-Nabard Projects, Ugc And Icssr Projects In Varies Capacities. He Is A Member In 11 Professional Bodies And Serving As N.S.S. Programme Officer At Gandhigram Rural University, Gandhigram. He Was The Recipient Of Ugc -Jrf (Net) Fellowship To Pursuer Ph.D. Programme And Was Awarded World Bank Fellowship For His Post Doctoral Research (Pdr) At London School Of Economics And Political Science, United Kingdom. He Was Conferred With Honorary Fellowship (F.S.E.Sc.) From The Society For Environmental Sciences, India. He Is Also Serving As And External Examiner For Various Universities Of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh And Pondicherry., Content:- Foreword • Preface • Acknowledgements • List Of Contributors • Abbreviations • Part I: Innovation And Patent Rights • Innovation In Small And Medium Enterprises • Innovation And Research In Small And Medium Enterprises • Innovative Waste Management: A Case Of Agro Based Industry • Quality Circle In Small And Medium Enterprises • Quality Management Systems In Dairy Industry • Total Quality Management In Facilitating Effective Performance Of Small And Medium Enterprises • Role And Relevance Of Private Branding In Small And Medium Enterprises • Patent Rights For Invention : National And International Trade Fair And Missions • Wto On Small And Medium Enterprises With Special Reference To Patenting Rights • Part Ii: Technology Intervention For Enhancing Competitiveness • Technology Revolution: Is It A Boon Or Bane For Small And Medium Enterprise Development • Building Ict Capabilities For Enhancing Competitiveness Of Indian Smes - Issues, Practices And Lesson • Promotion Of Small And Medium Enterprises In The Information Technology Sector: Venture Capital Schemes • Internet Trading And Small And Medium Enterprises • E-Commerce And Small Enterprises • Part: Iii: Strategies For Smes Sustainability • Industrial Clusters For Encountering Challenges Of Globalisation In Small Scale Sector • Managing Micro, Small And Medium Enterprises: Thanjavur Art Plate Cluster • Cluster Approach In Small And Medium Enterprises In Tirupur, Tamil Nadu • Lock And Iron Safety Box Manufacturing Units In Dindigul District, Tamil Nadu: An Appraisal Of The Cluster • Strategies To Enhance Competitiveness Of Smes • Value Added Services In Health Care Industry : A Tool To Overcome Competition • Index.
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